Arts & Culture

TO DO

The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. To add an event, email managing editor Jon Sitler at jsitler@timesobserver.com. August 17: Sheffield Fireman’s Festival. August 17: ...

MCRC offers adventure on the Allegheny River

Sixteen-year-old Ineza Arian was the first of a group of 19 to launch her kayak into the Allegheny River on Wednesday. She went first because she was a “ little nervous,” but anxious to try kayaking for the first time. Her reaction after the trip — “It was great.” Arian was ...

The Dragon has landed at Warren Area High School

The new mascot in front of Warren Area High School traveled far to come to its new home. In the nine months since Student Council President Stephen Ashbaugh first contacted Namfon Suktawee of scrap-metal-art-thailand.com on Dec. 12, 2018, about creating a mascot for the school, the dragon ...

Love of culture

Terra LoPresti was 17 when she first went to study in Japan as an exchange student. Eight years later, she lives in Beppu, Oita, and it has become a part of her. From Sugar Grove she was home schooled most of her childhood and graduated from the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in 2010, ...

Warren County Fair showcases a fair amount of talent

Among the entries in the Novelty Needlework category at the Warren County Fair this year was one that amazed some and also left some in stitches. Cheryl Frye, of Warren, said she is a “quilter at heart,” but she saw some amusing embroidery designs on the internet and decided to try ...

‘Tisn’t the season

Brenda Dean had not submitted an entry at the Warren County Fair for 45 years — until this year. And that entry got her a blue ribbon. “I was in 4-H about 45 years ago,” said Dean, of Irvine. She recalls entering a sewn skirt and something that involved pins through insects. Her ...

TO DO

The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. To add an event, email managing editor Jon Sitler at jsitler@timesobserver.com. August 3: Pleasant Days; yard sales throughout Pleasant Township, ...

Robert H. Jackson legacy endures in the U.S. DOJ

Robert H. Jackson is best known as an associate justice on the U.S. Supreme Court and as chief U.S. prosecutor of Nazi war criminals at Nuremberg. But before his appointment to those high-profile offices, the Spring Creek-born Jackson served in several high-ranking offices within the ...

The stands were packed at Music on the Mountain

The fifth annual Music on the Mountain was held at Wolverine Mountain on Friday, July 26. The show was sold out, all 800 tickets, according to Art Lane, Music on the Mountain Chairman. T-shirts for the show and concessions also sold out. “I was very surprised on the turnout, I never ...

Hometown to footlights, Meddock details her ‘crazy educational journey’

Often the path to success, however you define it, is riddled with twists, turns, and even detours. One Sheffield Area High School graduate knew what direction she was headed at an early age, and the signs along her path kept pointing her straight ahead — landing her in New York ...

Spartans assemble

The Spartans have assembled atop Wolverine Mountain. The Spartans aren’t actually from Sparta, though. The drum corps is based out of Nashua, NH. The Spartans have been around for 62 years, have 19 titles and awards and estimate to have had over 2,000 young adults go through the ...

Youngsville’s concert series begins tonight

Today’s weather forecast calls for a high of 80 degrees, partly cloudy skies and music in the air. Well, at least in Youngsville. Tonight marks the third July performance of the Island Park Music Summer Concert series. The free concert starts at 6 p.m. at the park on Island Park Road in ...

Coming soon…

They’ve all been bitten by the acting bug, and now this talented troupe of young actors is ready to take the stage in “Bugsy Malone Jr.,” a Jack in the Box production by Warren Players. Directed by Jen Bailey, “Bugsy” is a tongue-in-cheek musical tribute to the gangster films of the ...

Blue Morning performs at the Rouse Home

Wednesday’s rain showers almost foiled Blue Morning’s performance at the Suites at Rouse in Youngsville, but the sky broke and the show went on. Not without a hitch, though. Despite an extensive sound check, lead vocalist Jim Cheronis’ mic was on mute for the first song. Blue ...

72nd Warren County 4th of July Parade Results

High School Band First Place — Maplewood High School Marching Band, Guys Mills, Pa. Majorettes First Place — Kidnetix Baton Corp, DuBois, Pa. Marching Corps. First Place — Rogues Hollow Regiment Drum & Bugle Corp., Akron, Ohio Second Place — Grey Knights Drum & ...

Dragons Assemble

The dragon has landed... some assembly required. The 9-foot-tall dragon made of recycled auto parts commissioned by the Warren Area High School student council arrived by truck on Thursday. It was built by Namfon Suktawee of Scrap Metal Art Thailand — ...

Devon Meddock makes her mark

Sheffield Area High School graduate Devon Meddock recently performed in the 1,000th performance of “The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking” at the New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., in the heart of Manhattan’s Theater District. Meddock is the lead soprano and vocal captain of the ...

Buddy the Dinosaur comes to the Warren Public Library

It was standing room only, even with many in attendance choosing to sit on the floor, at the Warren Public Library on Thursday. Most of the very young crowd eagerly awaited one of their favorite celebrities — Buddy. Buddy from PBS KIDS’ Dinosaur Train has been on the road with WPSU, ...